The first thing you have to know is Psoriasis can be cured! But conventional practioners haven't got a clue of how to approach it and so all they do is give you powerful drugs to treat (ie: suppress) the symptoms. I recommend to be very careful about starting on any drug therapies. Instead go straight to the heart of the cause...The liver and the gastrointestinal immune system.
I have seen many doctors and dermatoligists over the years and they just all told me the same thing... Psoriasis can't be cured it can only be treated and that always involves drugs. I just wasn't satisfied with that answer. After having suffered with chronic scalp Psoriasis for 4 years that spread to my ears/eyebrows/nose folds and even small patches on lower legs and crotch, I decided enough is enough. So I read several books on the subject and did massive research on the internet. I have put all my findings to work and am glad to say apart from the odd infrequent scalp itch I have got rid of all signs of my psoriasis...Yeehaa!! I am so happy and have to confess a little proud of myself. It certainely taught me three things 1. Be very dubious about conventional doctors advice 2. Take responsibility for your own health. 3. Believe in the biblical quote " Seek and ye shall find" Matthew 7:7
I warn you though it is quite an undertaking, but you should be able to cure the problem almost entirely within about two months (depending on how long you've lived with it). The longer you have suffered with it the longer it will take to cure...Count roughly a minimum of 4 weeks and then 1 extra week for every year you have had it.
Ok lets get to the facts of understanding what is going on as it is vital that you understand how the whole cyle of Psoriasis works from the inside out. First of all if you doubt that psoriasis comes from liver/gastro disorders/imbalances. Here is the proof normally all Psoriasis sufferers also suffer from some form of either allergies (especially food intolerences) and/or digestive/bowel disorders. This is not a coincidence. The organ that is directly responsible for these symptoms is the liver. The skin is said to be a mirror of the gut. So if your gut is imbalanced so will your skin be.
Psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder which is basically an advanced type of allergy. Most Psoriasis sufferers will be affected by a yeast overgrowth both internally and externaly which causes excess toxins to be released that puts further strain on the liver. Their stomach/digestive tract will also generally have a PH imbalance which makes it acidic. The perfect enviroment for the bad intestinal bacteria. It should normally be alkaline which is the opposite of the outer skin which should normally have an acid balance (the acid mantle).
Psoriasis sufferers will also be affected by a PH imbalance on the eperdermis (outer-skin). The skin PH (especially around the patches) will be more alkaline then healthy skin should be (normally PH 5.5). Yeast like micro-organisms called Pityrosporum ovale flourish in a more greasy alkaline enviroment (especially the scalp). That is why Psoriasis will often start at the point where sebum glands used to be the most active, like the scalp, ears, nose etc... These natural micro-organisms normally populate our skin/scalp and help us by getting rid of dead skin cells (our own natural exfoliators). However, a problem arises when these guys get overcrowded as they irritate the skin and therefore overstimulate the production of new skin cells. This triggers the auto-immune response from our bodies that believes it has to react to some form of agression which reinforces the cycle of rapid production of new skin layers. This accumulated skin now forms much quicker than even our scavenging friends can deal with. This ends up causing patches of Psoriasis and excess amounts of dry flaking itchy and often inflammed skin. The problem unfortunately tends to spread and eventually become systemic.
I know I may have gone on about the causes of Psoriasis but I truly believe that nobody has a chance of curing the dreaded Psoriasis until they understand what is really going on and how to approach the problem. In other words the importance of treating it both from the inside and outside. In my next post I will start giving you some of the practical solutions that cured me. However, it is essential to educate yourself as this will give you the in-depth knowledge and therefore the confidence to truly tackle the problem yourself, with real commitment. So let me tell you of the books that I heave read and found the most effective in educating me about how to cure Psoriasis, which I can now count as a distant memory. Thank god!
I know its a lot of reading material but if your serious abotu curing your Psoriasis you will do it. I will explain my approach in my next post (when I get a chance because it will take time as this post did) but bear in mind Psoriasis and digestive problems are quite complex and can require different appraoches for different people, that is why you need to do the reading for yourself aswell. Hope this long post helps you. Good luck all!....